Author: Rohan Storey

Percy Grainger Museum, Melbourne University

Original post 31 March 2020: The #GraingerMuseum sits on the #RoyalParade edge of the #UniversityOfMelbourne; Australia’s only purpose-built biographical museum, probably because he paid for it and oversaw its construction in 1935-8, when he was only in his 50s. It’s got a half-wheel shape, his own suggestion, but the details and construction by the University’s … Continue reading Percy Grainger Museum, Melbourne University

Coca Cola bottling works

Original post 31 March 2014: Bit of almost #bauhaus on #southmelbourne. Built as the first #cocacola factory in Victoria in #1938. Possibly designed by the builder W G Rothwell, who must've liked his #modernism. Listed by the National Trust but no local Heritage Overlay.

Brutalism at Melbourne University

28 March 2017: Beautiful #Brutalism on the #MelbourneUniversity campus - the #EducationResourceCentre, 1971, #PublicWorksDepartment. Huge interlocking beams, expressing the internal column free structure, good for library stacks, which is what it was originally - for the #MelbourneTeachersCollege, now integrated into the adjacent university. #KenzoTange inspiration. Swipe to see whole think. Pity about that weird glass … Continue reading Brutalism at Melbourne University